St Hild’s Pupils Vote for Hartlepool’s Member of Youth Parliament

Mar 8, 2024

While our pupils may not yet be old enough to vote in a national election, through the national Youth Parliament, they can still be represented in politics.

Over the past few months, they voted for their preferred candidates in the election to choose Hartlepool’s representative in the Youth Parliament. 

Our pupils had some exceptional candidates to choose from:

Participation in democracy is important because it teaches our pupils that they can have an impact on how our country is run and our collective future.

The voting campaign for the UK Youth Parliament is organised by the British Youth Council and took place between 29th January and 8th March.

Members of the UK Youth Parliament (MYPs) are elected every two years and, once elected, meet with MPs and local councillors, organise events, run campaigns, make speeches, hold debates, and take the views of the young people they represent to decision makers. With the ear of local politicians, MYPs can have a real impact! 

We wish the best of luck to every candidate, and look forward to seeing how the winner represents Hartlepool’s young people in the coming years.